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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

Main Library Fun Fact: Water (Dayton’s rivers and the old canal) is a source of architectural inspiration that can be seen in the bridges that span the grand staircase and in the bridge leading into the Children’s Area.

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Not the comfy chair! The Spanish Inquisition tests our newest furniture.

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Launch - Connecting you to job skills & resources

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Events (view all)


Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Wednesdays: 6/7-7/26, 10:30-11:15 p.m.  IT'S STORY TIME at Madden Hills!&n…


Today at Electra Doren (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ear…


Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Learn how to make a simple, art-making robot! All supplies provided. Ages 5-8. …


Today at New Lebanon (1:00 PM)
Make your own frozen treat using a zipper lock bag! We'll provide the ice cream …


Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Did you know that you could have fun and cool off at the pool and visit your lib…


Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
What tools do animals use to build their homes· Live animal guests from F…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Make your own catapults out of everyday office supplies, then engage in a miniat…


Today at East (3:00 PM)
Have fun while using your building skills to work on different projects and chal…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Whether you're a great singer or just great at lip syncing, come show off your s…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
What would you do if you suddenly had a lot of money· Whether from writin…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Create fun and colorful art using perler beads! Create a design of your own or u…

           

Displaying and Distributing Materials

  1. POLICY
    The Dayton Metro Library may allow materials from community organizations and individuals to be displayed in a designated area for distribution to area residents.  Programs and events publicized through the library’s community-information areas should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and information services to the community.  The presence of a brochure, flyer, or any other notice in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints expressed.

  2. REGULATIONS
    The following non-library materials will not be accepted for display or distribution:
    • Posters and flyers designed for wall, board, or sign displays.
    • Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services that have less than 50% informational or educational content. 
    • Materials larger than 8.5” x 11”. *Note:  Free newspapers or publications that fall outside these parameters that represent a formal partnership may be approved on a case-by case bases.  Large format materials approved for display must be supplied in self-contained display stands or kits.
    • Campaign literature for a political candidate. *Note: Non-partisan political materials that provide information on ballot issues only may be approved for display.    
  3. PROCEDURES
    1. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at, or distributed by, the Main Library must be approved by the External Relations Department. 
    2. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at a branch library, must be approved by the Branch Library Manager. 
    3. Approval will be given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.  Local organizations and events may be given preference.
    4. The Library will designate space for display of approved materials at each location and reserves the right to limit quantities.
    5. Library employees are responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials are not to be posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.
    6. Each library location reserves the right to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Materials posted without approval will be removed.
    7. No organization or individual may advertise that its materials are available at the Library unless this has been cleared with the Branch Library Manager/External Relations Manager in advance.
    8. The External Relations Department may distribute approved non-library materials to each Library Branch through regular library delivery, free of charge.  The Library will not make copies of materials for distribution.

(Policy PS 303) Last Reviewed/Revised: 11/01/2015

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